Time is Your Brain Container // Meredith Colby

Most voice teachers and coaches say that we charge [whatever] an hour. When we think about raising our prices we tend to think of that increase based on a per-hour or per-lesson basis. But is that “face time” with a client really all that goes into a lesson?  We know that there is a lot that goes into running our studios. There’s a lot behind … Continue reading Time is Your Brain Container // Meredith Colby

Teaching Stripped Bare // Daniel K. Robinson

This year marks my twenty-sixth year of teaching. Granted, when I first started teaching voice in the mid-nineties, I only had a couple of students. And if memory serves, I really didn’t know what I was doing. Still, my first two gracious and willing singing students gave me a start into a career of voice instruction that I continue to enjoy and develop in to … Continue reading Teaching Stripped Bare // Daniel K. Robinson

Song Choice in the Contemporary Studio // Julie Dean

All of my singers want to sing commercial music, or popular songs. I encourage them to sing what they want to sing. When I first began taking voice lessons myself over 20 years ago, I was assigned an Italian art song. Learning Italian as a beginning voice student was very common, and at the Academic level, is still how it’s done (few exceptions). Occasionally, a … Continue reading Song Choice in the Contemporary Studio // Julie Dean

Developing Vocal Style // Jess Baldwin

As Kelly mentioned in last week’s post, it’s important to sound like YOU when singing in your own style. But what if you don’t know what your style is yet? How do you start to develop it? Your style can be influenced consciously as well as subconsciously. Subconscious style influences can include the music your family listens to, the music at your place of worship, … Continue reading Developing Vocal Style // Jess Baldwin